"Marc Hug originally began the Intergalactic Faerie Funk in response to electronic dance music culture taking itself too seriously. Why else would he have chosen such a ridiculous name?" -NOW!



I.F.F. was born at and inspired by the random monthly art, music, and malt liquor parties Marc Hug had helped create at the legendary Killtime warehouse in Philadelphia. Wanting to move on from DJing and playing other peoples music, the ever evolving project began as a one man solo act using two crappy Roland Grooveboxes and two Emu samplers to play strange off kilter textured house music. Quite by accident, on the very first night he performed, he found himself improvising with a bass player and that set him off on a quest to find the appropriate hooligans to help him create a rock band of sorts. A rock band armed with samplers, sequencers, drum machines, bass guitar, and a punk rock d.i.y. ethic ready to shake up electronic dance music culture.

Over the next few years I.F.F. released 2 full length albums, a slew of EPs, and even a couple live recordiings. They soon found themselves travelling far and wide on gruelling two to three month long tours improvising lush spooky textures and tones over naughty beats and thick yummy basslines. Their rowdy high energy shows brought them to headlining slots at festivals in Toronto, Edmonton, Nova Scotia, Maryland, San Franciso, and Vancouver. They drove through Canadian snowstorms, crossed the Rocky Mountains, went from coast to caost, and drove the backroads of the Louisiana bayous to perform in thousands of clubs, warehouses, galleries, and lofts everywhere in between.

The relocation to Brooklyn from Philadelphia (via California) morphed the Intergalactic Faerie Funk into a new realized version of the original solo act started by Marc Hug. This time around he had traded his beat up broken samplers & sequencers for a laptop and controller. Much of his music was released in a slew of DJ friendly 12" and digital singles (on Robbaudio, XDN, Intrinsic Design, Galactique) as well as a new album that was mixed together by house music pioneer Jesse Saunders. There have also been remixes from heavy hitters like Jeff Samuel, Someone Else, Hesohi; and the I.F.F. was picked for a featured remix competition by Sony Acidplanet.

The I.F.F. played it's last ever live set on october 20th 2007. The Intergalactic Faerie Funk is dead. Long live The Intergalactic Faerie Funk.



More information than you will ever need...

I.F.F. was definitely a bit of a collective. Many many people played in and with I.F.F. over the years. Some people have asked what the 'real' line up might have been. The reply would have to be this: All of the music was written and produced by Marc Hug with some contributions by Andy Kehoe, Jeffro Richards, and Mike Butler. In a live setting there was really only ever two 'real' line ups:
[1] Marc Hug, Andy Kehoe, and Jeffro Richards.
[2] Marc hug, Andy Kehoe, Mike Butler, and Ben Kehoe

The rather nebulous line-up of people who have played in / with Intergalactic Faerie Funk:

Marc Hug (aka Marc Francis)
Marc is the original and old skool I.F.F. member. The heart of the Intergalactic Faerie Funk. The main m.f. behind all live shows and all recordings. Equally loved and despised by those who know him - he can be found running around playing music under the name Taperecorder now.

Andy Kehoe
Andy played live with I.F.F. during the easy shows and refused to do any of the harder 'all guts - no glory' gigs. When he asked them to wait around for him until he was done school, they gladly did. Then he fucked off and did his own thing anyway. Bastard. He was around for the recording of "The Hapy Ending Massage" and also did most of the artwork. Andy is busy wearing well-fitted tshirts and being a Brooklyn hipster art wanker now. (Oh, and in case anyone has been wondering, he finally did "the baby-maker.") you can find his art here.

Jeffro Richards
Jeffro is another old skooler. He played live with the I.F.F. a lot in the past is all over the early recordings. In addition to being the oringinal bass player, he is also complete space cadet. He can rock a full bottle of Livingston and will surely steal your drink if you aren't careful.

Mike Butler
M ike is one of the main bass players from the rotating list of bass things. His playing can be heard on a bunch of recorded songs and he played live on many of the long ill conceived early tours (as well as the latter more 'professional' tours). Mike certianly helped keep things nice and rowdy, and can drink more than should be allowed by the laws of physics. Although one night it all caught up with him, and ended up on the shag rug in the back of their van. No one knows where the hell he is these days. Seriously. If you read this and know where he is tell him to get in touch!

Ben Kehoe
Ben played with the I.F.F. for a short while right near the end. He was only ever recorded on one song which nobody even heard. he was always making everyone laugh. Everyone thought he was such a nice boy, until they got to know him. Then they realized he was pure fucking evil. He is now unemployed in Pittsburgh.

Franco Fiorini
Franco played bass at many of the early shows when Jeffro was under house arrest for getting caught buying crack in north Philly (true story). He was a very wholesome Italian boy and a mean bass player. At one point I.F.F. became aware that Franco had to narrow three things down to two: [1] going to school, [2] playing with I.F.F., and [3] playing with a death metal band from Norristown. I.F.F. lost out.

John Schenk
John played live many times in the past. He used a crazy old contraption that oscillated and added a spooky layer to the show. He was always a pleasure to be around. Little known fact: John is an exceptional ping pong player. We all wanna be like John when we grow up. Um, except maybe for the Jehovah's Witness part.

Dominica Paige
Dominica came with I.F.F. on one of their very last tours. She mostly just looked better than the rest of them on stage and played some squelchy noises. She had the car that they travelled in and fought with everyone for most of the tour. She lost them a lot of fans on that trip...

Erin Anderson
Erin was actually in Flowchart. She was never really in I.F.F. - but both bands shared a lot of bills and played a lot of the same places together. So sometimes she would play really glitchy obscure records overtop of I.F.F. while they played. It sounded pretty damn cool. I am pretty sure Marc had a big old crush on her.

Sean O'Neal
Sean was also in Flowchart before becming the legendary minimal technoist called Someone Else. Sean used to play head to head with the I.F.F. as 'Flowchart vs I.F.F.' or some kind of combination of live gear, records or both. That shit was fun y'all!

Tim Bones
Tim has been creating elecrtonic music for the last few years, with catchy phrases like "Bones Man in the house! Bones Man!" how could you not lay awake at five in the morning with that running like mad through your head, while you quietly contemplate sticking rusty forks in your ears in a meager attempt to make it stop? Tim is a talented and strapping young lad with an affection for the asian ladies; he also plays every instrument imaginable. He toured in 2004 with I.F.F. bringing his sound along and being stuck in the backseat of a honda civic with a fractured ankle for 3,000 long, hot, cramped miles. Currently, Tim is working on a hit single entitled, "grab that ass and play with it."

Samuel
Samuel is tall. Super-duper tall. Samuel plays guitar. Amazing, wonderful guitar. See Samuel play. play, Samuel, play. He also rides his bike while drunk. He has a dog, too. His Knoxville apartment is pretty messy. I.F.F. played in Knoxville with his band and then found themselves hundreds of miles away with this tall Tenesseean by their side wearing a jumpsuit that was 3 sizes too small. Ridiculous is a word that merely hints at how he looked. He was a good man.

Cookie
Cookie is another bass player on the long, long list of bass players. 'Boy', you're thinking,' those bass players sure sound like a fickle bunch!' Well, hold on to your hats, because Cookie (whose real name is Brent, by the way, but he insists on being called Cookie) also plays trumpet. Atalented fellow, indeed. He played a slew of canadian shows with the I.F.F. - good times...

Tim Day
Recorded one song, was unbelievably helpful with the early recordings, mastered the second record and is an all around great guy! Gimme a "T!" Gimme an "I!" Gimme an "M!" TIM! TIM! Go TIM!

Miles
Miles played with I.F.F. a long time ago. So long ago no one is really sure what he did. There's this vague memory of a saxophone being played out of key. He was also a fucking funny man. Here's a little story: When I.F.F. were in Memphis (where Miles lived at the time), he dissed them for some reason. So they ended up having to sleep in a very cold van outside of the Young Avenue Deli. At one point, Jeffro passed out and accidently locked Marc out so he had to go and drink in the bar to stay warm. When the bar closed one of the bartenders and Marc shook the van from the outide over and over for close to ten minutes before he woke up. It was a cold miserable night. Thank you Miles!

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